Emergency Services Hub opens in Cheshire

Poynton Fire Station has been transformed into a new emergency service’s hub. Firefighters based at the station will be joined by staff from Cheshire Constabulary and North West Ambulance Service in a bid to create a more efficient service. Chief Fire Officer, Paul Hancock, said, “Shared sites such as this bring our people, equipment and… Read more »

Training centre invests in £200,000 scenario simulator

The International Fire Training Centre (IFTC), one of the world’s leading fire training centres based at Durham Tees Valley airport, has invested £200,000 in a Advanced Disaster Management Simulator (ADMS). The Command and Control system is designed for use by airports, industrial centres and port authorities and provides a realistic, interactive and dynamic virtual reality… Read more »

Print goes mobile

Brother has unveiled a new addition to its mobile business printer range with a model that can print from Apple iOS devices through a wireless connection. The compact printer, ideal for mobile workers looking to work productively on the go, can print documents up to A4. Compact and lightweight, the 480g* printer is fully portable… Read more »

Ballyclare Limited acquires Lion firefighter business in the UK

Ballyclare Limited has announced that it has acquired the Lion firefighter business in the UK from the LHD Group. Ballyclare was acquired by David Ross in March 2013. Speaking of Ballyclare’s latest move, Mr Ross said, “This is an important move for Ballyclare. It consolidates our position as a leading provider of firefighter protection in… Read more »

NUMS heralds the start of a dynamic process for the future provision and supply of police uniform

The National Uniform Managed (NUMS) project is about to significantly change the way that UK Police forces buy their uniform. This new project has been established to change the way that forces and other organisations approach the life-cycle procurement of uniform clothing. The NUMS project aims to significantly change the way in which the police… Read more »

Next Chief Fire Officer for Nottinghamshire confirmed

Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue’s new Chief Fire Officer (CFO) will be John Buckley – who will take over from retiring Chief Fire Officer Frank Swann on 1 April 2014. John is the current Deputy Chief Fire Officer and was appointed as the new CFO on 13 December. Chairman of the Fire Authority, Councillor Darrell Pulk… Read more »

Ambulance service appoints new Chief Executive

Dr Anthony Marsh will become Chief Executive of the East of England Ambulance Service NHS Trust (EEAST) from 1 January 2014. Dr Marsh, who is currently Chief Executive of West Midlands Ambulance Service Foundation Trust (WMAS), is being brought in to accelerate improvement in service delivery and performance and build on the foundations for long-term… Read more »

UK first for two north east fire and rescue services

The UK’s first joint fire and rescue service control mobilising system has gone live in the north east. Northumberland Fire and Rescue Service and Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Service began work 18 months ago on a new, more efficient and more resilient fire and rescue service mobilising system. The supplier of the new… Read more »

Teesside University approved to teach policing qualification

Vital knowledge and understanding for aspiring police officers are to be taught at Teesside University after it became the first North East University to be approved to teach an important qualification. The College of Policing has approved Teesside University to be a provider of the Certificate in Knowledge of Policing (CKP). An increasing number of… Read more »

Welsh police forces address data collaboration

South Wales Police and Gwent Police have become the latest customers of Aligned Assets after purchasing the company’s AddressBase Premium compatible Symphony Bluelight corporate gazetteer management system. South Wales Police is an established user of the Niche Records Management System and following a decision by Gwent Police to adopt the same system, ground-breaking work has… Read more »